Borrowing, Renewing and Returning



To borrow materials, bring them to the Library Service Counter with your student/faculty ID card.

  Quantity Period Renewals
Open-shelf books 10 items 2 weeks three times
(2 weeks/time)
AV materials (DVDs, etc.) 2 items 1 week not available
Journals No limit 1 day only
(no overnight)
not available

You can also borrow open-shelf books at the self-checkout machine near the Library Service Counter (student/faculty ID card is required).

Renewing Book Loans

Please go to MyOPAC and renew book loan from "Check Status loan" menu.

You can also renew your book loan at the self-checkout machine or the Library Service Counter.

Cases when the loan period cannot be extended:

  • AV materials, Journals
  • Someone else has reserved the book.
  • The book is already overdue/during the suspension period of your borrowing privilege


Please bring borrowed items back to the Library Service Counter. When books, DVDs, CD-ROMs are overdue, you can neither check out any other materials nor renew overdue materials. Your borrowing privileges will be suspended proportionate to the number of days the materials are overdue.

When the Kashiwa Library is closed, please drop books into the return box located near the main entrance on the 1st floor.

*When returning DVDs, CD-ROMs, or books checked out from other libraries, be sure to bring all such items back to the Library Service Counter.

Returning books at your most convenient campus library

You can return books that are checked out from Kashiwa Library to the General Library on the main campus in Hongo or to the Komaba Library on the Komaba campus; and you may also return books that are checked out from other campus university libraries to Kashiwa Library.